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The Ethics of Psychotropic Medications - The primary reason I am pursuing my Masters in Social Work is to work within the behavioral health field. However, through the education that I have received thus far combined with personal research that I have done, I am becoming increasingly aware about a personal and professional ethical dilemma surrounding the behavioral health field and psychotropic medications. The social work field is undoubtedly intertwined with the psychiatric field; social workers provide “the largest proportion of mental health services in the United States” (Moses, p....   [tags: Psychotropic Medications] 3035 words
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Testing New Medications - The medical community depends on medication testing to evaluate the effects of new medications. While these tests are necessary it is often difficult to find willing test subjects. Some individuals and organizations have observed the populations of developing countries as a place to test potentially helpful medications. While these tests can raise questions concerning the safety and long-term effects of such tests, they also provide benefits to developing populations. I will defend the position that it is ethical to test medications in developing countries, due to the trials being superior to no treatment at all, the modern researcher’s obligation to maintain patient autonomy, and the potent...   [tags: Medical Community, New Medications, Testing]
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The Overuse of Psychotropic Medications for Children - In less than a year, John Geis was seen by four different medical doctors who diagnosed him with five separate illnesses, including autism, bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression), insomnia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and oppositional defiant disorder (ODD). John's pill regimen kept multiplying, consuming a daily cocktail of mind-altering drugs. The harmful concoction included Risperdal (antipsychotic), Prozac (antidepressant), Adderall (psychostimulant). John's story is far too common in America today....   [tags: Antidepressant Medications]
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Medications - Medications o Pain Medications o Anxiolytic/Hypnotics o Anti-depressants o Mood Stabilizers o Antipsychotics/Neuroleptics o Anticonvulsants/Seizures Medications o Stimulants o Cognitive Enhancers o Steroids (Each of these medication categories will be automatically identified by the software based on the lists that follow. The user will be provided with the appropriate section on Jon’s list that provides both a list of related medications within this category and comments on the potential impact on testing.) Pain Medications: Opiates and synthetic opioids (Morphine, Dilaudid, Tylenol #3, Vicodin, Oxycontin, Tramadol, Fentanyl, Oxycodone, Codeine, Methadone) Comment: These medications t...   [tags: Medicine] 1742 words
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Administering Medications to the Elderly - When administering medications it is critical to pay great attention to the task at hand. This task becomes more important when administering medications to the elderly because of the different physiological and psychological changes that occur in the body. Equally important are, the lab values related to the medications being administered, differences in administering medications to the elderly, and the use of the six rights and three checks. As people age, their body goes through changes. One of the most common changes is decreased visual acuity (Touhy, Jett, 2012)....   [tags: communication, hearing loss] 682 words
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How to Avoid Fake H1N1 Medications - Swine flu or H1N1 is a global issue called pandemic, but in the United States has been considered a serious problem among society. Swine flu is a respiratory illness very similar to flu symptoms and fever, and it is common in pigs. The H1N1 is an airborne virus and it can be transmitted to humans through contact with fluids. The treatment to swine flu consists of vaccines that have been created by pharmaceuticals that have been approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). There are only two kinds of drugs to treat the swine flu, Tamiflu and Relenza....   [tags: Swine flu, H1N1, medication, FDA,] 1022 words
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An In-Depth Analysis on the Prescription of Stimulant Medication as a Treatment for ADHD - Stimulant medication could be the miracle drug, or the most harmful thing to hit the younger generations. Medications such as Adderall and Ritalin are playing a prominent role in many adolescents’ lives, or the lives of people close to them. There is an “underground market” for medications like these, and the market is growing quickly. Whether just to make sure they pass that next test, or if they really believe they need it, stimulants’ popularity is soaring, and not just among adolescents but doctors as well....   [tags: health, medications]
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Children and ADHD Medications - Children and ADHD Medications What is attention deficit hyper disorder. ADHD is a “chronic condition that affects pre-school or very young school children (Zivkovic 3822). ADHD symptoms are difficulty sustaining attention, impulsive behavior and hyper activity (3822). There was a research conducted by Cordest hat ADHD prevails in 3 to 5% of preschoolers and is more common in boys than in girls (3822). Children as young as three and four years of age are being diagnosed with ADHD and are being given medications....   [tags: chronic condition, treatment, behavior, parents]
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The Effects of Antipsychotic Medications in Schizophrenic Patients - The Effects of Antipsychotic Medications on Schizophrenic Patients Introduction Clinical research trials can be defined as tests of new medications or devices on human participant subjects. Clinical trial sites participate in operations by which they recruit patients that may be eligible in their studies, and conduct such tests on them. I chose to observe patients diagnosed with schizophrenia participating in clinical research trials at the Neuropsychiatric Research Center of Orange County, where I have been a clinical research assistant for seven months....   [tags: mental illness, research studies] 1952 words
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Testing New Medications - The final part of maintaining patient autonomy is assuring their safety. The AZT, Nuremberg, and Tuskegee Trials gave way to reform in the methodology of medical trials. In the late 80’s the drug zidovudine (AZT), a drug to reduce the vertical transmission of HIV, was in the trial phases of its life. This trial gained much recognition and eventually became one of the major trials to change how medical trials were carried out (Bhutta, 115). The Nuremberg Trials took place during World War II, where Dr....   [tags: Reform, Methodology, Medical Trials, Medicine]
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Encapsulating the Truth of ADD/ADHD Medications - Encapsulating the Truth of ADD/ADHD Medications Modern American society provides it's young people with a plethora of contradicting paradigms, all of which are built upon simplistic ideas of the best possible means of success. Study your notes and you'll ace the test, read the chapter and you'll comprehend the material, just pay attention and you'll be fine. When the reality that even the easiest of tasks such as studying, reading, or paying attention have the potential to become academic nightmares, those looking for a shortcut have resorted to using ADD/ADHD prescription medications to power through and make the grade....   [tags: Modern American Society, ADD, ADHD]
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Understanding Clinical Solutions - Introduction Medications: the part of medicine that deals with your health from outside. Millions of clinical solutions with different purposes are used in hospitals and domestics houses. The effectiveness of these solutions are going to depend on their chemistry. If an average adult takes a gummy vitamin complex supplement the vitamin in take will be almost insignificant. If that same adult takes a vitamin complex supplement tablet the intake of the vitamin will affect the body. What makes the difference....   [tags: Medications]
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The Anxiety of Anti-Anxiety Medications - The Anxiety of Anti-Anxiety Medications 19 million Americans (approximately one in eight) aged 18-54 suffer from anxiety disorders. (1) When I heard this statistic, I realized how important the discussion of such disorders was to the sciences. 1/8th of the most productive portion of the US population suffers from an anxiety disorder. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), a division of the Institutes of Health for the Federal Government, is committed to research causes and treatment of such disorders....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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The Effect of SSRI Medications on Our Humanity - The Effect of SSRI Medications on our Humanity Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) are currently one of the most controversial groups of medicines, with fluoxetine, more commonly known by its brand name Prozac, at the head of the controversy. Opponents of the use of SSRI medications as a successful and safe method for treating depression and related disorders assert that the actions of the drug are an unnatural and a dangerous form of tampering with our neurochemistry. Not only are these medications incredibly safe in almost all cases, they are actually an unnatural method of modifying an already disordered, natural sequence of chemicals in the brain, and therefore are not a fo...   [tags: Psychology] 1866 words
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Treating Spasticity - Oral Medications and Surgery - Treating Spasticity - Oral Medications and Surgery Spasticity a disorder of muscle function that causes muscle tightness or spasm. It is the involuntary movement (jerking) of muscles, which occurs when there is damage to the central nervous system. This damage may result from a traumatic brain, injury stroke, tumor, cerebral palsy or multiple sclerosis (1). Symptoms may include hypertonicity (increased muscle tone), clonus (a series of rapid muscle contractions), exaggerated deep tendon reflexes, muscle spasms, scissoring (involuntary crossing of the legs), and fixed joints (2)....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Schizophrenia: Types, Symptoms, Medications, Treatment - Schizophrenia is a chronic and disabling brain disease. People with schizophrenia often suffer terrifying episodes of hearing internal voices not heard by others, or believing that other people are reading their minds, controlling their thoughts, or plotting to harm them. These symptoms may leave them fearful and withdrawn. Their speech and behavior can be so disorganized that they may be incomprehensible or frightening to others. Some people have only one episode; others have many episodes during a lifetime, but lead relatively normal lives during the interim periods....   [tags: Papers] 5388 words
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Opioid Pain Medications - Quote "If we could sniff or swallow something that would, for five or six hours each day, abolish our solitude as individuals, atone us with our fellows in a glowing exaltation of affection and make life in all its aspects seem not only worth living, but divinely beautiful and significant, and if this heavenly, world-transfiguring drug were of such a kind that we could wake up next morning with a clear head and an undamaged constitution - then, it seems to me, all our problems (and not merely the one small problem of discovering a novel pleasure) would be wholly solved and earth would become paradise." ALDOUS HUXLEY 1894 – 1963 Opiates are derived by opium....   [tags: Drugs Narcotics]
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Can Cardiac Disease Medications Demonstrate a Positive Effect on Lung Cells? - Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is estimated to affect 32 million people in the United States and is the fourth leading cause of death in this country (Kleinschmidt, 2007). The intention of this project was to see if cardiac disease medications can also demonstrate a positive effect on lung cells, such as those in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. If cardiac disease medications, such as statins, treat COPD effectively then side effects caused from consuming multiple medications simultaneously and prescription expenses could be reduced....   [tags: Medical Science]
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Pharmacy Admission Specialists - Instructional Setting and Audience The presentation which accompanies this essay will be viewed by Pharmacy Admission Specialists (PAS) as a part of orientation and as a refresher for experienced PAS. The position of Pharmacy Admission Specialist was created in the fall of 2011. The job description requires that the Pharmacy Admission Specialist have at least a high school diploma or GED. A minimum of 2 years’ experience as a retail or hospital pharmacy technician or pharmacy technician certification and 1 year of experience as a retail or hospital pharmacy technician is also required....   [tags: HIPAA, medications]
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The Propriety of Psychotropic Medications in the Treatment of Pervasive Developmental Disorder in the Pediatric Population: A Review of the Evidence - Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) encompasses a multiplicity of developmental disorders which are typically diagnosed in childhood. Diagnoses typically grouped under PDD include various functional levels of autism, Rhett’s syndrome, PDD not otherwise specified (PDDNOS), Asperger’s syndrome, and childhood disintegrative disorder (Sung, Fung, Cai, & Ooi, 2010). As of 2009, the global prevalence of PDD was estimated to be 60-70/10,000 children (Fombonne, 2009). Pharmacological intervention for this delicate population is challenging and the use of psychotropic medications to control target behaviors is often used off-label....   [tags: Intervetion, Pharmaceudicals]
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You Have a Symptom?: We Have Prescriptions - By the 1950s, psychiatric medicine’s capability to resolve mental imbalances captivated the public and intrigued intellectuals as “Miracle drugs” extended the human control over the mind. Today, medications are still being used to treat mental issues in patients all over the world and the use of these medications is dramatically increasing. This could be an effect of a more refined field of study, that being psychiatry, in which one can more efficiently determine mental illness in a patient. On the other hand, it could be an effect of the over treatment and over-diagnosis of patients who simply have problems adapting to the environment around them....   [tags: medications, mental, treatment, patient] 1014 words
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The High Cost of Branded Drugs in the United States - ... In the U.S. alone. 50,000+ elder level dismissals will put demands on recalled employees. Revision by their establishments and their people will be essential to thrive in the Pharmaceutical industry. They’ll be grander modifications in the impending forward.’ I think the biggest opportunity will be with the developing countries where there is an imminent need for medication in this area, medicine is very limited or they don’t have access to medication like we do in America. They can make billons by selling generic medications to developing countries abroad, from the film it states there will be a 20% increase in evolving markets by 2020....   [tags: health, pharmaceutical, medications] 966 words
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A Case Study of John Forbes Nash Junior from A Beautiful Mind - Introduction The film, A Beautiful Mind (2001) is the fictional account of the life of a mathematician and the Nobel Prize-winning economist, John Forbes Nash, Jr. in his struggles with schizophrenia. The film was inspired from the unauthorized biography of the same name written by Sylvia Nasar (Wikipedia). Schizophrenia is a chronic brain disorder through which a person has difficulty in interpreting reality which may result to the combinations of hallucinations, delusions, and disordered thinking and behavior though this disease is not associated and cannot be referred to with split-personality but it is solely pertinent to disruption of natural balance of thinking and emotions (Mayo Cl...   [tags: schizophrenia, hallucination, medications]
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The Argument in Favor of Medicinal Cannabis - With cannabis being one of the most widely used illicit drugs on the planet; I have always wondered the purpose for the illegality of the plant. Dating all the way back to early periods in the ancient Chinese civilizations, cannabis has been used as a medicine to treat all kinds of aches and illnesses. In the world today, it is most common for people to use laboratory, chemically made prescription or OTC (over the counter) drugs for a variety of cures. The problem with this though is people are unaware of the harmful risks and side effects that come with the use of those drugs....   [tags: illicit drugs, prescription medications]
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Emory Healthcare's New System to Reduce Errors - ... Emory Healthcare system is comprised of multiple inpatient hospitals and clinics within the state of Georgia. In response to the studies done in 2009 Emory rolled out the CPOE system in its inpatient units to try and reduce the number of errors occurring within their system. The COPE project at Emory Healthcare was thoroughly studied to understand the basic requirements needed by Emory prior to developing the system. While much went according to plan with the roll-out of the CPOE system, there were however several problems that Emory experienced in putting the system in place....   [tags: cpoe, medications, training] 750 words
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Progressive Muscle Relaxation: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - The fields of psychology and psychiatry are highly integrated. As a former pre-medical psychology student, I should know. At the beginning of this semester, I wanted to go into the field of psychiatry, to become a doctor who prescribes medication to her patients in order to relieve the patients’ symptoms of anxiety and depression, and numerous other disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. However, about halfway through this semester, I dropped the pre-med option and decided to stick with my degree in psychology, going back to my original plan of becoming a psychologist....   [tags: psychologist, pyschiatry, medications]
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The Overdiagnosis of ADHD in Children - As a college student, the amount of students on powerful meds for ADHD and ADD is shocking. It is a topic seen in every classroom and heard in many dialogues. Conversations can be overheard frequently about how easy meds are to get and how effortless it is to receive a diagnosis. However, while I know that a vast number of students are taking prescription drugs for ADHD, I don’t think that I ever realized the full extent to which this disorder was effecting America’s youth. It wasn’t until I spent my time volunteering as a paraprofessional in a fourth grade classroom that I felt I truly understood the weight that the number of ADHD diagnosis’s were having on our nation’s children....   [tags: Medications, Disorders, Eduaction]
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Assessment of a Followup Appointment for an Elderly Patient with Extensive Medical History - Mr. Rowett returns to the Heart Function Clinic today for his routine followup appointment. He is accompanied by his son-in-law today. By way of review, this pleasant 92-year-old gentleman has a past medical history significant for: 1. Acute coronary syndrome and congestive heart failure requiring hospitalization in October 2013. 2. Hypertension. 3. Dyslipidemia. 4. Right upper lobe mass, worrisome for malignancy, for which the patient has refused invasive procedures. 5. Chronic renal insufficiency with baseline creatinine in the 190s....   [tags: heart, coronary, medications] 701 words
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DRESS: Drug Reaction With Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms - DRESS, also known as Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms, is caused by exposure to certain medications. Those medications include phenobarbital, phenytoin, carbamazepine, minocycline, sulfonamides, dapsone and allopurinol. Current pathogenesis theories point to lymphocyte activation versus. active metabolites of drug compounds (possibly aromatic anti-seizure drugs). Symptoms usually begin several weeks after exposure to the offending agent. While no gold standard for diagnosis exists, RegiSCAR inclusion criteria requires hospitalization, reaction suspected to be drug-related, and 3 out of 4 signs: acute rash, Fever > 38 C, lymphadenopathy in 2 sites, involvement of at least...   [tags: medications, systemic corticosteroids] 667 words
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The Relationship Between Health Literacy Levels and the Health Outcomes in the Heart Failure Population - To better understand the relationship between health literacy levels and the health outcomes in the heart failure population, Aurelia Macabasco-O’Connell, PhD, RN, ACNP1, Darren A. DeWalt, MD, MPH2,3, Kimberly A. Broucksou, MSW, MPA2, Victoria Hawk, MPH, RD, LDN2, David W. Baker, MD, MPH, Dean Schillinger, MD6, Bernice Ruo, MD, MAS5, Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, PhD, MD6, George M. Holmes, PhD2,4, Brian Erman, BA, MS2, Morris Weinberger, PhD4, and Michael Pignone, MD, MPH2,3, conducted a literature review of the current studies....   [tags: medications, habits, comprehension] 1073 words
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Do You Have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)? - ... In order to be diagnosed with both you have to have a mixture of both symptoms for the same required amount of time present by age 7. “The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that clinicians collect the following information when evaluating a child for AD/HD: A thorough medical and family history.” (Wolraich, 45) A medical examination is an examination that uses the DSM-IV-TR, which tests the neurologic status and general health of the patient. Then they conduct a comprehensive interview with the patient’s family members, teachers and the child in order to receive all perspectives relating to the issue....   [tags: disease, medications, brain, symptoms] 1662 words
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Medical Advancements During World War Two - ... Pharmaceutical companies researched many medicaments to see if they could potentially cure other diseases or infections than originally thought. They were looking for new possible curing abilities that a drug may have. An example of a famous, world-changing drug that was used a lot during World War Two is “M+B”. It was created by the May and Baker company, and was used to treat many infectious diseases such as gonorrhea, pneumonia, and many other diseases of the sort. Winston Churchill, the prime-minister of Britain at the time, was actually treated for pneumonia by “M+B”....   [tags: medications, antibiotics, pain] 647 words
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) ADHD and its diagnosis and treatment have been considered controversial since the 1970s. The controversies have involved clinicians, teachers, policymakers, parents and the media. Opinions regarding ADHD range from not believing it exists at all to believing there are genetic and physiological bases for the condition as well as disagreement about the use of stimulant medications in treatment. Some sociologists consider ADHD to be a "classic example of the medicalization of deviant behavior, defining a previously non medical problem as a medical one.” Most healthcare providers in U.S....   [tags: medications, treatments, Symptoms]
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Infertility Treatments: Is it Ethical? - In this day and age several factors have changed the definition of a family. We live in a time where careers, education, and work are now put before starting a family, making it more difficult to have children. The traditional family archetype has changed with a rise in single and homosexual parenting. This change, even though it is a positive one, can result in several people being unable to have children. Infertility treatments have become a popular option for these people who cannot have children....   [tags: fertility medications, hormones ]
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The Disadvantages of Modern Medicine - ... With modern medicine, we are now surviving through illnesses that would have once been considered part of natural selection. These extreme technological advancements have dramatically increased the population of the planet, leading to overpopulation from which many issues stem. These advancements have allowed roughly tens of millions of people to survive despite being extremely ill or destitute. For example, an article in the New York Times suggests that population growth has reached 218,000 more people every day, which adds up to 80 million a year, and those numbers continue to grow off of themselves everyday (Minois, Georges)....   [tags: life expectancy, medications]
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The Future of E-Prescriptions - ... Adherence verification, medication reconciliation, refill requests, symptom tracking, provider messaging, and bill pay are all done through the mobile platform. This pilot beta program’s results are still be measured for the effectiveness to but it seems to be having promising effects. ERx is just a tiny part of the EHR Incentive Programs, As they move forward, subsequent steps of meaningful use aim to increase patient engagement in addition to the flow of information between patients, healthcare organizations, and providers....   [tags: medications, communication, errors] 540 words
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Psychiatrists and Special Population - ...  SELECTIVE SERETONIN REUPTAKE INHIBITOR: Numerous study have shown that selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) does not increase the risk of birth defect significantly. Paroxetine has been found to be associated with cardiac defect, Third trimester exposure to SSRI may cause withdrawal symptoms such as jitteriness, poor muscle tone, `and weak or absent cry, hypoglycemia, low Apgar score and seizure. Late exposure to SSRI may also increase the risk of cardiac abnormality. All SSRI except paroxetine are considered pregnancy category C drug which means there is not enough data about the safety of the drug in human fetus....   [tags: patients, medications, mental illness] 3233 words
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Making a Cockroach-free Home - Cockroaches are dirty nasty little creatures that make even the most upright citizen feel down right filthy and unclean. We as human beings strive for a better life and environment and in our eyes; these poor creatures bring on images of sickness, plague and death. That is why we will take any measure and spend any amount necessary to ensure our homes are clean and healthy. From bait traps to poisonous bombs and sprays, we spend hundreds of dollars to rid ourselves of every kind of pest and vermin....   [tags: healthy, extermination, medications] 873 words
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Medication Management for Older Adults - Proper medication management among older adults can be challenging. Older persons may not fully understand the purpose of the medication and the importance of following the prescription as directed. Over the counter medication, herbs and supplements may not be considered medication; therefore, they do not inform their health care provider that they are taking them. Multiple health care providers can result in duplication of orders or adverse drug reactions. Improper management of medication may lead to adverse drug events ultimately extending a hospitalization or decreasing an older adult’s ability to function safely....   [tags: nursing, medication, prescription, health care]
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Clinical Depression:Types, Symptoms, Medications, Treatment - Being clinically depressed is very different from the down type of feeling that all people experience from time to time. Occasional feelings of sadness are a normal part of life, and it is unfortunate that such feelings are often colloquially referred to as "depression." In clinical depression, such feelings are out of proportion to any external causes. There are things in everyone's life that are possible causes of sadness, but people who are not depressed manage to cope with these things without becoming incapacitated....   [tags: Clinical Depression Essays] 3440 words
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Crohn´s Chronic Disease - Crohn’s Disease along with Ulcerative Colitis are two of the major forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Crohn's disease also known as regional enteritis is a chronic disease. The disease affects different parts of the digestive system where ulcers develop, usually towards the end of the small intestine and the beginning of the large intestine. However it can develop from the mouth to the anus as they are a part of the digestive tract. The disease affects approximately 2 million Americans (Harvard)....   [tags: digestive, food, symptoms, medications] 1018 words
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Anti-Depressant Medication: Prozac - Prozac belongs to a group of medications classed by chemists as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (Ogbru, n.d.) and is a trade name for fluoxetine, a commonly prescribed anti-depressant drug. It is available in several forms, as capsules, both short and in long acting delayed release from a tablet, and as a solution to be taken orally. Other trade names for fluoxetine include Rapiflux, Sarafem and Selfemra. Previous tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) worked on three different neurotransmitters, which are associated with human moods, these being dopamine, serotonin and noradrenaline....   [tags: health, medication]
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Treatment of Strokes - Stroke Medications and Treatment “Time is brain” is the repeated catch phrase when addressing the treatment and management of stroke (Saver, 2006). Access to prompt and appropriate medical care during the first few hours of stroke onset is critical to patient survival and outcomes. Recent changes in the guidelines for acute stroke care released by the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Stroke Association (ASA) have improved patient access to treatment. Stroke treatment now follows the model of myocardial infarction treatment....   [tags: Types of Strokes, Medications]
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Why Medication is Vital to Treating Anxiety - Everyone has these little things that worry them, they start to feel sick and they do not know what to do. The feeling of worry that people get in these stressful situations is called anxiety. Anxiety affects people in many ways, and the effect varies depending on people. Because of the carrying effects, there are also several ways to treat anxiety. The different types of include: General Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (“Anxiety”)....   [tags: Therapy vs. Medication]
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Medications - Streptokinase Thrombolytic, aka clot buster. One of our TPA (tissue plasminogen activator) used to bust clots in a pt with a stroke from an embolus or a thrombus or is having an MI from a thrombus or an embolus. Problem is if you bust the clot it will bust clots from head to toe giving biggest risk of BLEEDING. Aminophylline/TheoDur Adrenergic bronciodilators, watch aminophylline levels bc there is I fine line between theraputic and toxic. Dilate pupils so don’t give to closed angle glaucoma....   [tags: essays research papers] 1284 words
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Medication Errors in Clinical Settings - Detection and Risk Management - Introduction Medications are used as one of the interventional strategies in the prevention and management of various ailments. Although medications are useful to patients, when used inappropriately, they are not only harmful to patients but also impair the reputation of physicians. Medication Errors (MEs) are known to occur in the healthcare setting. According to National Coordination Council for Medication Error Reporting and Prevention (NCCMERP) medication errors are defined as “Any preventable event that may cause or lead to inappropriate medication use or patient harm while the medication is in the control of a healthcare professional, patient or consumer”....   [tags: The Cause of Medication Errors]
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Prescription Medications for the Treatment of Obesity - An epidemic is sweeping through the developed world, threatening millions with disability and death. Is it the dreaded Ebola virus. No, it is obesity. ‘Epidemic’ may sound exaggerated, but the facts speak for themselves: 154 million people worldwide are obese—or more than 20% are over their ideal body weight—including more than 50% of all Americans. More disturbing is the prevalence of childhood obesity, which has jumped dramatically over the past 20 years and now accounts for a doubling in the incidence of diabetes, a 5-fold increase in sleep apnoea and a 3-fold increase in gall bladder disease....   [tags: Overweight Obese Research Papers] 2022 words
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Statins Preventing Dementia - QUESTION: What is the current data on statins causing or preventing dementia? OBJECTIVE: To determine if dementia can be caused or prevented by the use of HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors: Pravastatin, Lovastatin, Simvastatin, Rosuvastatin, and Atorvastatin. RETRIEVAL OF SOURCES: The journal articles and publications used in this review were searched using PubMed and Google scholar as well as the FDA references cited in the warning regarding cognitive impairment on the FDA website. Key search words used include: statins, dementia, cognitive function, HMG-coA reductase inhibitors, impaired memory....   [tags: statins, prescription medications, memory loss]
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Coumadin: Anticoagulant Medication - Coumadin, whose generic name is Warfarin, and is manufactured by Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, is an anticoagulant medication. It is more commonly known as a “blood thinner”; however it does not actually thin the blood. An anticoagulant helps your body control how fast your blood clots and it prevents clots from forming during certain medical conditions. Medications such as Coumadin may prevent an already present clot from getting any larger and may also prevent a piece of the clot from breaking off and traveling to your heart, brain or lungs....   [tags: Blood Clott Prevention, Blood Medication, Warfarin]
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Another Look a Pamplet Published by Narcotics Anonymous World Services, Inc. - ... Sheff also affirms that another cause for teen’s indulgence in drugs is the feeling that the drugs give them (30). While there are many side effects when trying drugs, majority of people who try them feel euphoric (30). Marijuana is one of the many drugs that causes stimulation (30). Additionally, Adolescents feel drugs strongly because of the amount of dopamine being produced while taking stimulants (30). Another reason young people do drugs is to express their freedom (31). Continuously, Sheff explains that children try to convince their parents that they are independent and grown to prove their growth (31)....   [tags: drug addicts, families, marijuana, medications] 1214 words
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Annotated Bibliography on Effective Methods of Communication amongst the Pharmaceutical Industry, the Public and All Those in Between - Annotated Bibliography: “Effective Methods of Communication amongst the Pharmaceutical Industry, the Public and All Those in Between” D'Arcy, E., & Moynihan, R. (2009). Can the relationship between doctors and drug companies ever be a healthy one?. International Journal Of Risk & Safety In Medicine, 21(4), 185-191. doi:10.3233/JRS-2009-0481 Is it ethical for a doctor to have a strong affiliation with a drug retailer. This question has raised several concerns. The relationship amongst doctors and drug corporations is the focus of extreme analysis....   [tags: advertisements, marketing, medications] 1554 words
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Automated Medication Dispensers In The Home - Automated Medication Dispensers In The Home May Improve Medication Adherence Automated medication dispensers may be the key for improved quality of care and safety for individuals who live in a community-based setting. Errors and adverse incidents related to medication use are becoming more common whether it is because of cognitive changes related to aging, substance abuse or simply just not taking medications as prescribed. A working definition of medication misuse for the purposes of this paper is the use of medications, illicit, prescribed, or over-the-counter, in a manner other than as recommended or directed (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2013)....   [tags: quality of care, safety, medicine]
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Drug and Medication: Lexapro - Medication/drug name The brand name is Lexapro, but is known generically as Escitalopram. Lexapro is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) (Escitalopram, 2011). Lexapro is used to treat: acute and maintenance treatment of Major Depressive Disorder and Acute Treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder (Forest Pharmaceuticals, 2012). Lexapro can treat adults for both MDD and GAD. Lexapro is not FDA-indicted to treat adolescent with GAD, but is approved for adolescents (aged 12-17) with MDD....   [tags: Medication, Drug, Escitalpram]
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Depression Cannot be Treated with Medication - Depression cannot just be treated with medication. Saying depression is the common cold of mental illness does not take into account the various types and severity of depression. Some research says depression is due to low serotonin levels, but no test can measure the amount of serotonin in the brain. Depression medications such as SSRI’s can help to alleviate some symptoms of major depressive issues, but so can certain changes in ones’ lifestyle. Different types of depression require a variety of treatments, with mild or moderate, a change in lifestyle could be all that is needed, for severe depression, psychotherapy and medication may be necessary....   [tags: mental illness, aromatherapy, serotonin levels] 776 words
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Parkinson's Disease and Effective Medication - History of Parkinson's Disease Parkinson's has been around since the beginning of time. However, it has not always been know as Parkinson's disease. A London doctor by the name of James Parkinson first brought attention to the subject by publishing a medical essay. The publication titled "An Essay on the Shaking Palsy" help established Parkinson's disease as an accepted medical condition. Dr. Parkinson intended the publication to spark interest in others in hopes they may do further research on the disease....   [tags: shanking palsy, neurologic disorders]
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The Medication Reconciliation Process - Background The medication reconciliation process compares the medications taken by a patient prior to admission to a facility with the medication orders at the facility. The Joint Commission (TJC), the accrediting body for health care organizations, stipulates that the medication reconciliation process must be completed with 24 hours of admission (Sentinel Event Alert, Issue 35, 2006). This process begins with compiling an accurate list of the patient's home medications which are also referred to as prior to admission (PTA) medications....   [tags: Pharmacy admisssion specialist]
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Patients' Perspectives on Medication Related Problems - Gordon K, Smith F, Dhillon S. Patient Education and Counselling. Effective chronic disease management: Patients’ perspectives on medication-related problems 2007; 65(3): 407-415 1. Description of study With an estimated frequency of 2.5 to 65% of medication related problems in healthcare, a realist, qualitative interview study explored medicine use perceptions of patients with chronic illnesses. Aiming to identify approaches to support patients manage their medication, patients with a cardiovascular disease and receiving cardiovascular medicine prescriptions were selected using purposive sampling from five medical surgeries and four community pharmacies in south London....   [tags: disease, medication, mangement] 589 words
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Ototoxic Medication to Treat Hearing Loss - SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT Question 1. 1. Bilateral Symmetrical Normal-Moderate Sloping Sensorneural Hearing Loss 2. It is Ototixicity, the site of lesion is within the inner ear in the cochlea hair cells. Mr T is currently taking medication for Multi Drug-Resistant TB, many TB medication are ototoxic( side effect of hearing loss ear and / or tinnitus) to the hearing (Cristobal & Oghalai, 2008; Da Costa, Rosito & Dornelles, 2009; Munro & Blount, 2009; Schreiber, Agrup, Haskard & Luxon, 2010). The MDR-TB medication is ototoxic therefore the medication causes functional impairment and cellular generation to the tissues of the inner ear, and especially of the end-organs and neurons of the cochlear an...   [tags: noise, medication, prevention]
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ADHD Medication and Children - Not being able to keep still, talking out of turn, and not being able to resist temptation are many traits of a child under the age of twelve; also, the symptoms of a child diagnosed with ADHD. Though there isn’t a test to determine whether or not a child has ADHD many psychiatrists are quick to incline that the child may have this behavioral disorder even though they could just be acting like children. Not only are psychiatrists too quick to diagnose they’re also quick to prescribe medications that have high risks of causing behavioral changes and disruption of the chemical balance within the brain....   [tags: health, disorders]
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Childhood Disorders: ADHD Medication - According to the National Institutes of Health attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is one of the most common childhood disorders (NIH, 2008). All Children show the same symptoms as they are clinically related, although children with ADHD show symptoms more severe and frequent. Children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder should take medication as a part of treatment because it helps control the associated side effects of inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. The first reason a child should be treated with a medication is to control inattentiveness....   [tags: Functions, Chemicals, ADHD Symptoms]
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Beliefs Beyond Doubt, What All Other Respond To: Rene Descartes' "Meditations on First Philosophy" - Rene Descartes' Meditations on First Philosophy is considered to be one of the most important works in modern philosophy. John Locke, Immanuel Kant, and countless other philosophers wrote largely in response to Descartes. Yet there are serious doubts related to the treatise's major argument. In the Objections and Replies, a collection of objections to the work along with Descartes personal and often very detailed replies to said objections, the philosopher Antoine Arnauld raises the question of whether or not Descartes was guilty of circular reasoning....   [tags: Rene Descartes, Meditations on First Philosophy,] 2010 words
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Medication for Alzheimer's Disease - ... Ensure that somebody who is with Alzheimer's carries proof of identity if he or she walks alone. Persons with Alzheimer are who progress distress by walking they can usage a stationary bike or partake in chair workouts. You may get workout programs on DVDs or TV. Nutrition People with Alzheimer's may be unable to remember of eating or miss the attention of cooking meals or not be able to eat healthy recipes of foods. They may similarly be unable to remember to drink sufficient, which is responsible to dehydration and irregularity....   [tags: medical substance and treatment, dementia] 834 words
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Problem of Omission to Administer Medication to Patients - Omission of medications is a common issue in the field of nursing. When patients miss their scheduled dosage of medication, it can cause harm. Nurses take an oath to do no harm to their patients. When a nurse purposely omits a medication, they are not properly acting within their nurse’s scope of practice. A nurse cannot make the decision to hold a medication based on ones believes, because they were interrupted, or because of time constraints. “The administration of medications is a major part of the role of the clinical nurse and is an activity prone to error” (Johnson, Tran, & Young, 2011 p....   [tags: nurse, workload, management]
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The Ethics of Giving Children ADHD Medication - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a psychiatric disorder that causes children to have problems with paying attention, trouble with following instructions, have impulsive behaviors and become easily distracted. Medications, such as Adderall and Ritalin, are used to treat the symptoms of this disorder by helping the patient to focus and pay attention while also curbing their impulsive behavior and hyperactivity. Side effects of these medications are, but not limited to, anxiety, addiction and in some cases psychosis....   [tags: side effects, symtomps, treatment]
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